Should I get numbers for iPad?

chain752

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Jun 27, 2010
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I have already bought pages and I want numbers but idk how much I would use it. I already have excel on my desktop so I was thinking it might be a waste of money. Also, can you put the numbers document on excel?

Any help is appreciated.
 

AppleKash

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Jun 27, 2009
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I am not very well versed with numbers.. But I did purchase the app so that I can use it with my Excel on my PC. Somewhat of a disaster, though I should have seen this one coming. I could not (might just be my lack of insight with numbers) convert the numbers file into an excel file without having numbers on a mac. So I was forced to convert my numbers spreadsheet into a PDF (numbers on ipad gives you this option) and then convert that into an excel file using a trial software that allowed me to do. Blah.. Maybe I need to look into this more.. But that was my initial experience.
 

mixvio

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Apr 12, 2009
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If I remember correctly, Numbers doesn't let you convert to excel directly, but I believe you can export a file to iWork.com and then download it as an excel file there.
 

chain752

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Jun 27, 2010
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Thanks guys. I bought the app and love it. Just a little annoyed that I can't export to excel through iWork.com:(. Though it was a little expensive, I absolutely love this app and would recommend it to anyone.
 

yoavcs

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Apr 7, 2004
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Thanks guys. I bought the app and love it. Just a little annoyed that I can't export to excel through iWork.com:(. Though it was a little expensive, I absolutely love this app and would recommend it to anyone.
$10 for a full-featured spreadsheet is expensive? Are you serious?

Are we now fully into "anything over $2.99 is over-priced" mode?

Where I'm from $10 gets me a McDonald's meal.
 

chain752

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Jun 27, 2010
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$10 for a full-featured spreadsheet is expensive? Are you serious?

Are we now fully into "anything over $2.99 is over-priced" mode?

Where I'm from $10 gets me a McDonald's meal.
I guess you're right considering the price of iWork 09.
 

eTip

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Mar 12, 2009
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$10 for a full-featured spreadsheet is expensive? Are you serious?

Are we now fully into "anything over $2.99 is over-priced" mode?

Where I'm from $10 gets me a McDonald's meal.
Expensive when compared to other spreadsheets in the App store - not compared to burgers and fries. Particularly when the other "full featrued spreadheets" at least appear offer more (i.e. - Excel compatibility - a deal breaker for me) and cost less.

That said, I would gladly pay twice that for a spreadsheet app that has consistent good reviews. All of them seem to be lacking something....and I am still trying to decide. How does Office^2 compare to Office HD & Office 2 go? They seem to have very good reviews for their most recent update & I was leaning that direction.
 

angle

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Mar 3, 2008
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If I remember correctly, Numbers doesn't let you convert to excel directly, but I believe you can export a file to iWork.com and then download it as an excel file there.
You are correct on the first part: numbers does not (currently) export to Excel format. However you are incorrect on the second part: if you upload to iWork.com from your iPad, you CANNOT download as an Excel file.

Just FYI.....
 

mixvio

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Apr 12, 2009
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You are correct on the first part: numbers does not (currently) export to Excel format. However you are incorrect on the second part: if you upload to iWork.com from your iPad, you CANNOT download as an Excel file.

Just FYI.....
I'd never done it before, I was only going off of a suggestion posted in a review of the app on the app store. That's why I said "I believe," not "here's a fact."
 

KevinC867

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Jun 8, 2007
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I have already bought pages and I want numbers but idk how much I would use it. I already have excel on my desktop so I was thinking it might be a waste of money. Also, can you put the numbers document on excel?

Any help is appreciated.
Because of its limited Excel compatibility, I decided to skip Numbers and bought the Mariner Calc app instead. So far, I am very happy. It does a good job of importing and exporting Excel files, and supports some Excel features (e.g. Split frames) which Numbers on the Mac does not.
 

SatyMahajan

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Apr 26, 2009
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Cambridge, MA
I have already bought pages and I want numbers but idk how much I would use it. I already have excel on my desktop so I was thinking it might be a waste of money. Also, can you put the numbers document on excel?

Any help is appreciated.
IMHO, even if you just use the "checklist" template on Numbers for iPad, it's worth $10. Anytime I go on a trip, I just punch in stuff I need to pack in there and check it off when I pack my suitcase. Also useful for a number of other simple checklists.

It's also a pretty good calculator with a fair number of functions and huge memory for storing results for use in other calculations.

For $10, you'll find a way to use it. ;)
 

TOYSTER17

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Aug 2, 2010
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I got it and I love it. I used the budget template and modified it a bit to create a spreadsheet of our costs of manufacturing some products. Much easier to use than excel for me, especially with the formulas and stuff and picking which cells to include.